Monday, August 15, 2005

SIGCHI.NL conference program announced, time to get to work

This week the SIGCHI.NL conference team announced the program for this year's conference, themed "HCI Close to You". I am happy to see two international speakers in the keynote line-up: Eric Reiss and Thomas Vander Wal will present their ideas around how to design interactive systems for intense, personal use.

Of course I am also pleased to have been selected to give a workshop "Introduction to User-Centered Design" to parts of the audience! This year, the conference tries to attract representatives from small and medium-sized enterprises (SME, or MKB in Dutch, for Midden- en KleinBedrijf) and I expect to see a lot of them in my corner of the conference venue.
I now have a chance to re-use some of the slides from the "UX for Non-UX" presentation that I developed in 2004 while at EzGov but only gave once, mixed with the old "Insights in Usability" presentation I gave for students in Utrecht in 2003. I've already started adapting those slides to the new corporate design. But in the process I have already started changing things, including new knowledge, insights, and terminology. I am beginning to appreciate the fact that some speakers ask for a fee for this work...

Anyway, the registration page isn't online yet, so I am going to have to get back to this subject later :-)

Update: (september 8) Registration is open! See the relevant enty in the conference program for the link to the registration site.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

EURO IA deadline extended to August 15 (pfew)

The official message is:
We are delighted by the initial response to our Call for Papers for the first Euro IA Summit. But we also know our deadline for submissions came right in the middle of many vacations. Therefore, we are EXTENDING THE DEADLINE until August 15, so everyone has a fair chance to be heard.

Do you have a great idea for a panel, presentation, or poster? Don't wait until the last minute – let us know about it NOW. You'll find all the submission details at:

Want to know more about the Summit? Check it out here:

Ready to register? We're waiting at:
The real reason of course is that I haven't had time to submit my T-Model proposal yet... it's been a busy week.